With the support of the civil society in the town of Deir Atiyah, in the governorate of Damascus countryside, three solar energy systems were installed to operate a number of service institutions in the town.
In a statement to SANA’s reporter, the head of the local council, Zuhair Abdullah, said that in partnership with the people, especially the expatriates from the town, a solar energy system was installed for the health center to operate all equipment, medicine refrigerators and laboratory, with a value exceeding 20 million pounds, and another to operate the Commercial Bank of Syria branch in Deir Atiyah, at a value of 50 One million Syrian pounds and a third system for lighting the local council and operating its office equipment.
Abdullah indicated that work is currently underway to install a solar energy system to light and operate the Civil Status Building.
Abdullah noted the keenness of a number of expatriate residents of the town to finance and support service works in cooperation with the concerned authorities in it to upgrade the level of services and alleviate the burdens of the current conditions on its residents, noting that they donated to construct an integrated court of first instance worth 150 million pounds serving about 70,000 residents. Deir Atiyah, Qara, Humaira and Jarajir, and the court will be put into service at the beginning of next year.
Abdullah stressed the importance of partnership and cooperation between government agencies, the local community and civil initiatives to address the difficulties imposed by the terrorist war and the unjust economic siege in terms of restoring services to various regions and rehabilitating infrastructure.